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Everything you need to know before getting dentures

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Everything you need to know before getting dentures

Dentures help restore your smile and regain your quality of life and oral health. Today’s dentures use modern materials and technology, fit well and help with chewing and speaking. Dentures immediately improve the aesthetics of the mouth and the entire face, as they support the facial muscles, giving a natural, youthful appearance!

Dentures come in different forms, from partial to implant-supported dentures, and the type you opt for will depend on your dental history, budget, and lifestyle. Rufe Snow Dental Group explains everything you need to know before getting dentures to maintain good oral health and maximize their potential.

What is a denture?

Dentures are one of the most popular tooth replacement options for full-mouth restorations Dentures consist of artificial teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Building the denture requires the cooperation of the dentist with the dental technician. It consists of artificial teeth made of acrylic material placed on an acrylic base to cover the patient’s gums with its pink acrylic base. A complete denture can be ready within 8-12 months after any remaining teeth are extracted or removed to allow time for the jaws to heal.

There are different types of dentures to accommodate all needs

Complete dentures replace both the upper and lower sets of teeth. These dentures are removable and are the best fit when one loses all their teeth. In modern dentistry, 4 implants are inserted into the jaw bone to support a complete mobile denture that will not cover the palate, as is the case with conventional ones.

Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth.

Customized dentures enhance your smile and preferences. These dentures are costly as they are custom-made for a more natural-looking smile.

Pre-designed immediate dentures are used right after teeth extraction. They usually replace the missing teeth during the healing process and can be readjusted for a comfortable fit as gums and jaws heal.

Implant-supported dentures offer a more secure and natural-looking denture in modern dentistry.  Implants are inserted in the upper jaw to support a complete mobile denture that will not cover the palate, as in the case of conventional ones.

Snap-in dentures securely snap into place with the aid of clasps on existing teeth or dental implants. These dentures are suitable if you have no teeth but enough bone tissue to support an implant.

A removable overdenture is set on the gums supported by dental implants. It can be set on either the lower or upper jaw.

Economy dentures are the most cost-effective type of dentures but look less natural than other denture types.

9 Points to consider before getting dentures for good oral health

1. Denture hygiene is very important. You must understand that even though dentures aren’t your natural teeth, they need proper cleaning to maintain their appearance and good oral health. You should brush your dentures thoroughly every day, at least twice or after each meal. You should use special denture toothbrushes and denture cleaners so as not to damage your dentures. It is important to handle the dentures with care, brush and rinse them well, and soak your dentures in a glass of water overnight.

You should avoid artificially colored foods and soft drinks because they stain dentures and damage teeth’ brightness.

2. You should remove your dentures when not in use.You mustn’t neglect to remove your dentures. Keeping dentures on for long periods will cause bad breath and receding gums. It is important to clean your gums and tongue with a soft brush. During the night or when you are not using them, soak your dentures in water to keep them lubricated.

3. Dentures are removable and may not offer the same stability and strength as implant-supported dentures. That being said, dental implants may not be suitable for every patient, but dentures give an effective solution that can help restore your confidence and comfort.

4. Dentures are sometimes uncomfortable. It is natural to feel some discomfort when you start using dentures. You may experience mouth sores and some discomfort. Also, people wearing dentures may salivate more than normally, but this is usually temporary.

5. Dentures need readjustments over time. With age, jaw bones may weaken, affecting the soft tissues and gums. This may cause the dentures to loosen and feel uncomfortable. A visit to the dentist will be necessary for better oral health and appearance.

6. It takes time to get used to new dentures. At first, you may experience some discomfort or mouth sores. Over time sensitivity and discomfort will recede, and you can enjoy eating your favorite food and talking freely.

7. Dentures like natural teeth also need repairs and replacement. Check the dentures often enough for any cracks or loose parts. But, do not attempt to repair or adjust dentures on your own. Go to your dentist for it. Dentures usually last almost 7 years, depending on their condition and proper care. But eventually, they will need replacement.

8. Regular dental visits are always necessary. You should schedule routine visits with your dentist for more comfort and better quality denture care.  Your dentist will check how the dentures fit and make any necessary adjustments.The dentist will polish your dentures and check for tartar buildup affecting a comfortable fit. Even if you have no natural teeth, you can still be at risk of oral cancer and other oral diseases. So, visiting your dentist is crucial.

9. Dental care is also needed. If you have some natural teeth, you should brush and floss these, too.

 Dentures can enhance your smile and improve your oral health. There are different types of dentures to choose the one that suits you best, based on your dental issues, lifestyle, and budget. If you need more consultation on a denture solution, don’t hesitate to contact Rufe Snow Dental Group.

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